Physical Education

Physical Education & Sport

Physical education and sport programs are delivered to all students at Coolbinia Primary School, from Pre-Primary to Year 6, providing students with the skills needed for confident participation in sport and recreational activities.

A rich and varied sports program is offered, led by the Physical Education Specialist, and supported strongly by all classroom teachers. From Pre-Primary to Year 3, the program aims to foster a love of physical activity. There is a strong emphasis on play with a focus on fundamental movement skills.

From Years 4 to 6, the program shifts towards game play to strengthen and reinforce skill development under game conditions. There are many opportunities for developing sportsmanship, teamwork and fitness.

Annual sporting events include the following:

1Faction Swimming
Interschool Swimming
Dockers Shield
Terry Tyzack Aquatic
Challenge Stadium
Altone Park
2Interschool Sport
Lightning Carnival
Coolbinia PS, Noranda PS & Camboon PS5-6
3Faction Cross Country
Interschool Cross Country
Faction Athletics
Interschool Athletics - Jumps and Throws
Interschool Athletics - Running and Team Games
Coolbinia PS
Coolbinia PS
Coolbinia PS
Inglewood Little Athletics
Hamer Park
4In-term Swimming Lessons
Sport Options
Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre
Coolbinia Primary School


Students must bring hats, drink bottles and be wearing runners on sports/PE days.


Our school faction colours are Red, Blue, Green and Gold.  Children in the same family are placed in the same faction.
Faction t-shirts are available from the Uniform Shop for use on faction sports days.

Interschool performance

Coolbinia is a strong performer against networked schools, experiencing a lot of success at Interschool level.

Interschool Competition# of Schools201020112012201320142015201620172018
Eagles Cup32nd3rd1st1st1st2nd2nd1st
Div A Netball33rd3rd3rd2nd1st2nd3rd3rd
Div B Netball33rd3rd3rd1st2nd3rd2nd
SSWA Swimming (Div B)6-7N/A4th 2nd1st2ndN/AN/A2nd1st
SSWA Swimming (Div A)4-7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5th7thN/AN/A
Cross Country72nd1st2nd1st1st1st1st1st1st

Sports Options (Years 5/6)

All children in Years 5 & 6 have a choice in Term 4 as to which sport option they would prefer. These choices run for four weeks during Term 4. They could involve ice-skating, sailing, archery, surfing and rock climbing. Parents pay a fee covering instruction and transport costs.

In-Term Swimming (PP- Year 6)

Department of Education swimming classes provide swimming lessons for Pre-Primary to Year 6 students. It is conducted during fourth term for two weeks at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre.

Interschool Sport (Year 5/6)

During Term 2, Coolbinia Primary School compete in an interschool competition in football, netball, soccer and basketball.